Wrecked: Season One
August 8, 2016 10:45 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

A seeming afterthought in TBS's new comedies (buried under the advertising for Angie Tribeca and The Detour), Wrecked started off like a Lost parody (the title of the first episode was, in fact, "All's Not Lost"). It shed that after a few episodes and got significantly better.

As the first season closes out, the survivors appear to have been rescued, but it turns out that pirates are looking to ransom Danny (the not-really-a-cop), who's the scion of an unimaginably rich family. They threaten to kill everyone else if he doesn't go with them, and cut.

The show was picked up for a second season after just a few surprisingly high-rated weeks (especially among the 18-to-49 demographic).
posted by Etrigan (4 comments total)
They had me at "1, 2, 3, 4...." The music is great, and i like the "songus interruptus" gag. I also like the accent-mocking gag. I'm not quite finished but I already need a re-watch since I binged hard on the first 3/4 of the season. I think it's a solid show so far; TBS is definitely on my radar now.

Funny: the logline for the first five episodes all end with: the survivors make a discovery that could change everything and the last five say the island makes a discovery that could change everything.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:32 PM on August 8, 2016

Oh, the show is definitely NSFW, mostly for swears.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:39 PM on August 8, 2016

The Lost parody seemed to disappear in the first five minutes, with only brief and sporadic revisits through the rest of the season. The previews played it up so much I was expecting to be a hard parody. I'm glad it isn't. There seems to be just enough there to amuse huge Lost fans, but not lose those who don't really care.

Something's been bugging me since Eliza Coupe showed up again in episode nine. I can't easily rewatch the first episode to confirm, but I thought that her character was knocked to the back of the plane and bent in half. It must have been someone else though. Or... she survived that? (I also recall a few episodes in taht one of the surviving characters mentioned that happening.)

I thought this show was really great. It was absurdly dark comedy, but presented as a typical zany show. Every week got just a little crazier.

Oh, and I'm sure there must be some Lord of the Flies references that I missed!
posted by 2ht at 1:39 PM on August 8, 2016

(posted to wrong thread somehow)
posted by joeyh at 5:24 PM on August 10, 2016

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